An authoritative work describing over 1,000 buildings and sites of historic and architectural merit, Oxford County, Maine: A Guide to its Historic Architecture is both a survey of the built environment and a unique history of this large western Maine county. Accompanied by over 400 photographs and some forty maps, the text of the Guide includes an extensive historical introduction, as well as shorter perspectives on each of the communities covered. The book is arranged to facilitate site visitation and includes the most comprehensive bibliography of its type yet published. Exhaustive indexes conclude the volume.
As the final product of the "Oxford County Historic Resource Survey," a project begun in 1980 under the sponsorship of the Bethel Historical Society with funding from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, this publication represents a valuable inventory of Maine architecture. Covering everything from timber-framed eighteenth century house to imposing Beaux Arts commercial structures, this book is an entertaining and informative study of one of New England's most historic regions.